Out on the town, kind of: Valparaiso, Chile.

Valparaiso Travel Blog

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Hotel Atkinson (photo from their website).
Jaime met us at the airport, and oddly enough, Mario and Leo - our hosts for so many days -- were whisked off so quickly, we hardly had time to say goodbye! So strange! We had planned to go out together for Mario's birthday, but I guess that was not to be. Really, it was very odd that they left when they did.

Jaime, our host once again, took us in a taxt to our hotel Atkinson, a cute old Victorian house/ hotel. We loved the fluffy down comforters and the space heater, since it was blustery and cold outside. The wind was howling at the windows. We then met up with Jaime at 7:15 for dinner -- first to Hotel Brighton next door for Pisco Sours and a MASSIVE plate of antipasta. The elderly waiter (also the owner) was so attentive and cute -- he was delighted when we kissed him on the check for a photo!

Then off to Cafe Torri (?), a very modern afffair, and very nice.
Kisses for our host at Brighton.
It was almost all seafood, but I managed to find a goat cheese salad (enormous!), while Lisa and Jaime had the local fish. It was a fun night of talk with Jaime... we told him about the formerly reserved Mario "breaking out" and dancing on the table last night. Mostly we talked about starting and running a business, since all three of us are lucky (and cursed, at times :^) to have had that experience.  I really like Jaime, and am so impressed with the business he has built in the tough world of aviation. Great night.

It was happily a short walk back to our hotel and the wonderful, fluffy down comforters waiting there for us.
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Hotel Atkinson (photo from their w…
Hotel Atkinson (photo from their …
Kisses for our host at Brighton.
Kisses for our host at Brighton.
We are becoming very familiar with…
We are becoming very familiar wit…
Mmmmm, goat cheese salad.
Mmmmm, goat cheese salad.
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